Heart-breaking season: Christmas Eve the peak time for heart attacks, says study

For some, Christmas can be a time of stress instead of peace and goodwill - and a new Swedish study shows that 10 pm on Christmas Eve is the annual peak time for heart attack risk, particularly for the elderly and those with existing conditions. Researchers analysed data from 283,014 heart attacks reported to Swedish hospitals between 1998 and 2013, and compared with weeks outside of holiday periods as a control measure. In Sweden, Christmas Eve is actually the bigger event than Christmas Day, and researchers noted a 37 percent increased risk on this day, peaking at 10 pm. More generally there was a 15 percent increased risk over the Christmas period. The risk was greatest in the over 75s and those with existing diabetes or heart disease. The study also noted more cases of heart attacks reported on Midsummer...

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Russian Hachiko: Loyal pooch spends weeks outside hospital awaiting owner’s recovery

Heavy snowfall, chilling wind, and temperatures far below zero are no obstacle for true love as proven by a loyal dog, who has been waiting for her sick master outside a hospital for two weeks now. Her amazing fidelity has quickly made, Cherry, from the Russian city of Voronezh a media sensation and led to obvious comparisons with Hachiko. Back in the 1920s, a Japanese dog had been waiting for her owner's return outside a train station for nine years, not knowing that he passed away, to become an ultimate symbol of friendship. ...

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The ‘CICOpaths’ – Who’s to blame for fat-shaming?

The main reason why obesity is such an emotionally charged issue is simply that it has become entangled with all kinds of aspersions on a person's willpower and character. It is completely different from almost every other disease because there is always the unspoken accusation that you did it to yourself. There is always the feeling that you could have done something about it if you weren't such a weak willed glutton. Many physicians unconsciously engage in 'fat shaming' because they believe that this gives patients extra 'motivation' to lose weight. As if the whole world was not reminding them every single day. So, who deserves the blame? The 'Calories In Calories Out' (CICO) crowd - those physicians and researchers who have strenuously and constantly cried that 'A calorie is a calorie' or 'It's all about calories' or 'Eat Less,...

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SOTT FOCUS: The Truth Perspective: Unlocking the Secrets of Consciousness, Hyperdimensional Attractors and Frog Brains

Welcome back! On today's show we discuss the ground-breaking work Consciousness: Anatomy of the Soul. Written by Peter Walling and Kenneth Hicks, this short little book takes aim at the Mt. Everest of scientific, religious, and philosophical questions - what is consciousness? Using mathematics, experiment, and probing insight, Walling and Hicks make a compelling case as to the nature, earthly evolution, and even the location of consciousness. Described as a "thrilling romp through the last billion years," Consciousness: Anatomy of the Soul takes the reader down a rabbit-hole into a mathematical world of flat-land and hyperspace, toroids, and beyond. So join us today on the Truth Perspective as we discuss this breathtaking landscape and the implications it has for each of us on our own individual paths of evolution. Running Time: 01:43:11 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call...

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Feminists find ‘sexist’ men more attractive than ‘woke’ men

Why do women find sexist men appealing? Women like bad boys. At least, that's the story. And there's lots of writing and anecdotal experience to back that up. Men frequently complain about being "friendzoned," the idea being that men who are respectful toward their female interests get placed into the role of friend, rather than potential boyfriend. The "pickup artist" community has embraced this concept, teaching men how to behave in assertive, dominant ways that, allegedly, are more successful with women. Many of these concepts and dynamics themselves have been called sexist and misogynistic, reflecting underlying beliefs that women "owe" men sex. The "incel" community, a group of online males who complain bitterly, violently, and angrily about being "involuntary celibates" attack women for choosing "Alpha males" rather than softer, kinder men. . . like themselves. Women who admit to liking...

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